Certification Committee

The Certification Committee is committed to offering enriching opportunities for human resources professionals to expand their HR Body of Knowledge and further develop one’s HR Competencies by conducting certification study group classes.  The study group classes have boasted a 90% testing pass rate.  The national average for the SHRM-CP = 67%, SHRM-SCP = 54%, PHR = 71%, SPHR = 60%


SHRM-GT offers a fall and spring 14-week course that covers the HR body of knowledge and the competencies for the human resources profession.  The course is a great way for professionals new to the HR field to gain knowledge and for those who are interested in pursuing their professional certification. 

Topics included in the 14-week course include: Structure of HR, Talent Acquisition, Corporate Responsibility, Employee Engagement, Total Rewards, Organizational Effectiveness, HR Workforce Management, Technology and Data, Employee Relations, Global HR, Diversity and Inclusion, Risk Management, Learning and Development, US Employment Laws, and Business and HR Strategy.  The final session is devoted to test taking strategy and practicing test questions.

The course supports the SHRM certification (SHRM-SCP/SHRM-CP) as well as the HRCI certification (SPHR/PHR).  The guest speakers teach with the SHRM Learning System materials.

Schedule:  The spring class supports the preparation for the testing during May/June/July and the fall class supports the preparation for the testing during December/January/February. The dates are posted on the SHRM-GT website.

Cost:  The cost to participate in the class is $850 for SHRM-GT members; $995 for non SHRM-GT members. This includes the cost of study materials.

Study Materials:  SHRM National offers Chapter Special Discounts on the SHRM Learning Systems for registrants through chapter study groups. The SHRM learning system will be provided to registrants who sign up for the study group. 

Scholarships:  The SHRM Foundation offers scholarships to assist you with your certification preparation.  You may apply for the scholarship which will cover the cost of books, application and exam.  The award was established to assist members in need of financial assistance to achieve certification.  More information on this scholarship may be found at https://www.shrm.org/foundation/ourwork/scholarships/pages/all-deadlines.aspx

To find out which credential is right for you and find additional information about the SHRM certifications go to: https://www.shrm.org/certification/pages/default.aspx

To find which certification is right for you and find additional information about HRCI’s certifications go to:  https://www.hrci.org/


*Currently seeking certified Subject Matter Experts to teach on a topic within the SHRM Learning System.   

Tiffany Halterman
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Joseph Murrieta
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HR Certifications